Growing up in the 60s and experiencing the assassins of JFK, Robert Kennedy and MLK, obviously had an impact on my view of religion, politics and the world in general. This has become more obvious to me in light of the recent shooting in Tucson, which brought back sad, depressing memories. The lack of respect for the public offices is abominable. You can dislike the politics, and even the politician, but we must get back to a place where we can at least recognize and respect their dedication to service of the community and nation.
We seem to be experiencing a time of emotional upheavals on all levels. The spiritually minded are working more diligently to become more spiritual, which is what we truly are -- spiritual beings learning to live as humans, while most of the the religious right are fighting louder than ever to STOP spreading love creating a society where it's every one for him/herself, and the discontented and lost souls of this world are stepping into insanity and committing unfathomable acts of violence, hatred and cruelty.
Perhaps it has always been this way, we just weren't as aware because of the lack of media coverage. Today, the Internet keeps us updated of worldly events so quickly that our ancestors would be dizzy with excitement if they could but have a glimpse of this technology that we sometimes take for granted.
Along with the news of violence, we also have the opportunity to learn of so many things, such as medical research and scholarly reports on ancient texts, archaeology and the entire universe.
Universe - (definition) All matter and energy, including the earth, the galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, regarded as a whole.
So, we are all one. We should be singing the same verse in harmony with our counterparts.
As long as the spiritual seek to unite in their intentions and prayers for this wholeness of our planet, there is hope.
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